The following obituary was inadvertently omitted from the...

August 10, 1999

The following obituary was inadvertently omitted from the Carroll Sun on Sunday.

J. Richard Myers, 85, Westminster dentist

Dr. J. Richard Myers, a retired Westminster dentist, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital of Parkinson's disease. He was 85.

Dr. Myers was born in New Windsor and graduated from Westminster High School. He attended Western Maryland College and graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School.

In 1936, he opened a dental practice on East Main Street in Westminster with his father, Dr. John Edgar Myers.

In 1971, he opened a practice with his son Dr. James R. Myers Jr. at Washington Heights Medical Center in Westminster. He retired in 1989 at age 75. Dr. Myers was instrumental in bringing fluoridated water to Westminster.

He was a member of Westminster Kiwanis Club and St. Paul's United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Maryland Dental Association and a charter member of the Carroll County Dental Society.

He enjoyed photography, traveling and writing poetry.

In addition to his son, Dr. Myers is survived by his wife, Dorothy Rutledge; another son, Robert A. Myers of Westminster; and five grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Bond and Green streets in Westminster.

Pub Date: 8/10/99

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